Conference Speakers
Tamika Mallory
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Tamika D. Mallory is an esteemed social justice leader, advocate, activist and mother. A New York City native, this fiery, outspoken organizer has remained a consistent fixture in the civil rights movement for nearly 20 years. Tamika’s focus on civil and human rights issues includes extensive work around equity for women, economic empowerment, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform and police accountability. 

 

Tamika served on the transition committee of New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio. And she continues to be a significant voice amongst government officers, policy makers and other community advocates.

 

From her role as former Executive Director of the National Action Network to her instrumental role in creating New York City’s Crisis Management System, an official gun violence prevention program that awards nearly $27 million to violence prevention organizations annually; Tamika is stitched into the fabric of the new revolution for civil rights. Most recently, Tamika was one of the four co-chairs for the Women’s March on Washington, the largest single day protest in US history. Tamika is now continuing the mission of the Women’s march on Washington as the co president of The Women’s March Inc., 

 

Tamika’s firm, Mallory Consulting, a strategic planning and event management corporation, works with Fortune 500 corporations and organizations, on flagship projects related tomass incarceration, gun violence and police brutality. Tamika has made the fight for equity her life's work and she continues this work as board member of The Gathering for Justice organization and an active constituent of the Justice League NYC.

 

Tamika has been honored on the 2017 Time 100 Pioneers list as well as Fortune’s 2017 list of the World’s Greatest Leaders. She is an award winning activist and hasbeen applauded as a leader by President Barack Obama’s administration.

 

A highly sought after speaker and teacher, Tamika travels worldwide to lead discussions and educate groups about the issues plaguing our society and the intersectional actions needed to bring forth change. Ms. Mallory can be found on many multimedia platforms talking about her work, challenging policies and exposing social constructs that perpetuate injustice. Tamika Mallory is a change agent for the future of our country.

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Danielle Shoots
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Danielle Shoots is the Founder and CEO of the Daily Boss Up, a digital startup that
provides coaching, mentoring and consulting for leaders at every stage of their professional
development.  A proud Colorado native, Danielle is a graduate of the University of Colorado at
Denver, where she earned a degree in Business Administration. Danielle is also the Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer for The Colorado Trust, a private health equity foundation
supporting Colorado communities.

Sade Cooper
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Uzo Akotobi
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Emily Hunter
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Leslie Herod
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Louise Reed
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Juaquin Mobley
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Justin Cooper
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Patience Kabwasa
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Patience Kabwasa’s heart is to work and create a more socially just and health equitable
Colorado Springs through creating better access to and knowledge around healthy foods. She has
served on Colorado Springs Food Rescue’s board of directors from 2015-2016, and joined as the
Director of Programs in 2016.

Kabwasa is a 2018 recipient of the prestigious Live Well Colorado Community Impact Champion
award, and is the mother of three vibrant, precious children.